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. >> i'm dan ashley. tonight san francisco police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving crabtree. police say the incident happened last sunday morning in a san francisco hotel. he has not been detained or arrested. crabtree is said to be cooperating with police. he joined the team on the trip to atlanta for sunday's nfc championship game, and that's where abc7 news sports reporter mike shumann is live tonight. shu, what bad timing for this bombshell. >> well, dan, there is never good timing for a situation like this. the 49ers arrived 11:15 eastern standard time at the ritz carlton in downtown atlanta. crabtree was on the first bus. he was in the second row. he stood up and then sat back down as about 10 or 15 other players and 49er personnel got off the bus almost trying to distract us. they were trying to make it tough for us to shoot anybody getting off the bus. and then michael walked off the bus. you can see he was escorted by a personnel security man in the red baseball cap. he was there for two to three seconds and then he was gone. i have to believe a l
turn mr. ron claiborne for that. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we'll begin with the frightening scene in a movie theater in san diego. another shooting just six months after the tragedy in colorado but this time it was the police doing the shooting. >>> i heard two shots, and i went to the floor. >> reporter: the audience at this san diego movie theater were there to see "les miserables" but instead, an intense real-life standoff played out before their eyes. >> we all got on the floor and then started heading for the exits. >> reporter: the dramatic ordeal began at 2:10 in the afternoon at a nearby marie callender's restaurant. a man with a history of domestic violence attempted to abduct his girlfriend at gunpoint. she escaped. and called the police and then the hunt began. >> he was armed with what is described as a handgun. >> reporter: 20 minutes later half a mile away a matinee for "les mis" was set to begin and the gunman managed to slip into the audience hiding among unknowing filmgoers in plain sight, but with the entire shopping complex on lockdown, the projector stopp
brown, much like dan does and with her answer to a question about gun control. one of those judges was our own sam champion. >> what are you looking for? >> he asked for that question. >> yes. >> that's why she won. >> that was sam. >> i think she won because she stole my tap-dance. >> that too, that too. >>> thank you, ron. >>> to the upside down weather going on from coast to coast. weather springlike weather in the east and arctic blast in the west. >> didn't even need a jacket so what's going on? our meteorologist and birthday girl, i can say that on air, happy birthday ginger. >> thank you very much. >> tracking it all. >> yes, i'm tracking it. straight to that. forget about the birthday for now, new york and washington, d.c. are going to be warmer today than los angeles and phoenix. things are flip-flopped and in the middle misery. temperatures transposed. record heat in the east, yes, that's tennis in wisconsin in january. >> it is really heavy. >> reporter: and in southern california, heavy snow plus wind so strong it slammed this tree right on to this guy's car. >> what ca
, dan. the death toll continues to climb with at least 1 american and 11 other hostages reported to have been killed. the algerian military has twice stormed the natural gas facility. but authorities say the situation this morning, is still not resolved. and a number of western workers, including americans, apparently remain hostages. the state department has now confirmed that 58-year-old fred buttaccio of suburban houston, was killed at some point during the attack and subsequent rescue effort. but another american, mark cobb of corpus christi, texas, is now confirmed as safe. cobb was the senior manager at the bp facility algeria. and sent a message saying, i'm alive. the al qaeda-linked group claims the attack on the facility in the african desert, had been planned for some two months. in both assault, the algerian army, using tanks and helicopters, found the terrorists were heavily armed and prepared to fight to the death. one official described the aftermath as carnage. hostages who escaped or were freed, said the terrorists only wanted westerners or americans, and were brutal in t
of the threat posed by al qaeda in africa," which clearly, bianna and dan, becomes a new and dangerous front in the battle against a terror group that found a new place to kill innocent americans. >> a lot of us waking up to this. brian ross, thank you for your reporting this morning. >>> now that the fatal finale of this is behind us, the survivors are telling harrowing stories about escapes, and bombs strapped around necks, thrown to hospitals across europe, one in south italy where abc's nick schifrin is this morning. nick, good morning. >> reporter: survivors suffered through four days of sheer terror and some are just beginning to recuperate at this nato base. they were beaten, tied up and saw their colleagues executed. the survivors are shocked and shaken. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: they witnessed horrifying scenes and had to walk past their dead colleagues' bodies. and one foreigner was used as bait to lure his co-workers out before being shot. steven mcfall had his mouth taped and had to wear explosives strapped to his chest. others like mark grant hid for more than 80 hour
mother's arms. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. the mother is scared, but the toddler is okay. it happened in east san jose. thomas roman is there live to explain exactly what happened. thomas? >> dan, we spoke to the child's father who told us he is not going to comment. he will let san jose police deal with this attempted kidnapping. the mother basically had a tug of war with this suspect in order to save her child. san jose police received a call at 5:37. according to police the two-year-old was playing in this front yard here in east san jose. toys belonging to the children in the home are now gathered by the home's front door. the child's mother told police a stranger came up to where her daughter was playing and made a comment about the child. the comment made the mother uncomfortable. as she picked the girl up, the stranger grabbed the girl's legs and tried to pull the child away from her. after a short struggle with the man the mother managed to pull her child away and run into the house where she called police. the suspect ran down pavin drive
'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. the mother is scared, but the toddler is okay. it happened in east san jose. thomas roman is there live to explain exactly what happened. thomas? >> dan, we spoke to the child's father who told us he is not going to comment. he will let san jose police deal with this attempted kidnapping. the mother basically had a tug of war with this suspect in order to save her child. san jose police received a call at 5:37. according to police the two-year-old was playing in this front yard here in east san jose. toys belonging to the children in the home are now gathered by the home's front door. the child's mother told police a stranger came up to where her daughter was playing and made a comment about the child. the comment made the mother uncomfortable. as she picked the girl up, the stranger grabbed the girl's legs and tried to pull the child away from her. after a short struggle with the man the mother managed to pull her and run and run into the house where she called police. the suspect ran down pavin drive after the ordeal. several police units responded and
. but to fight it is clear she is not dead. 234* fact, she doesn't even exist. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. tonight there are questions about what quarterback teo knew about the hoax and when. leslie brinkley is here now with the latest for us. >> the one thing that is certain is the girlfriend never existed. the question is now was he behind the hoax or a vehicle tim of the hoax. here are both sides of this bewildering story. notre dame's star line backer endured the death of his grandmother and then his girlfriend within six hours of each other last september. he says he met his girlfriend after the 2009 stanford football game. the on-line relationship included her involvement in a serious car accident and then her death. >> the love of my life. the last thing she said to me was i love you. >> he then lead the irish to a series of stunning victories propelled by his success and his inspirational story. he was a finalist for the heisman trophy as he president co-ed to grieve publicly for his girlfriend. >> my brother called me and was crying and crying and crying. that's when i kn
announce he is under investigation. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. tonight san francisco police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving crabtree. police say the incident happened last sunday morning in a san francisco hotel. he has not been detained or arrested. crabtree is said to be cooperating with police. he joined the team on the trip to atlanta for sunday's nfc championship game, and that's where abc7 news sports reporter mike shumann is live tonight. shu, what bad timing for this bombshell. >> well, dan, there is never good timing for a situation like this. the 49ers arrived 11:15 eastern standard time at the ritz carlton in downtown atlanta. crabtree was on the first bus. he was in the second row. he stood up and then sat back down as about 10 or 15 other players and 49er personnel got off the bus almost trying to distract us. they were trying to make it tough for us to shoot anybody getting off the bus. and then michael walked off the bus. you can see he was escorted by a personnel security man in the red baseball cap. he was the
which clearly bianna and dan becomes a new and dangerous front in the battle against a terror group who found a new place to kill innocent americans. >> a lot waking up to this. brian, thank you for your reporting. >>> now that the fatal area of this is done, they're telling us about bombs strapped around necks thrown to hospitals across europe one in southern italy where abc's nick schifrin is this morning. nick, good morning. >> reporter: survivors suffered through four days of sheer terror and some are just beginning to recuperate at this nato base. they were beaten, tied up and executed. the survivors are shocked and shaken. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: they saw horrifying scenes and one foreigner was used as bait to lure his co-workers out before being shot. steven mcfall had his mouth taped and wore explosives taped to his chest and mark grant hid for 80 hours and scrambled up on the roof or locked themselves inside their rooms. >> we barry indicated together in one of the offices we lock the door we put a deck on the door. we did a barley cade. >> reporter: when they got
-gun tirade that quickly went viral, and that's not all he's got to say. here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: are you for hitler or against hitler? whatever they say is the opposite. they never tell the truth. >> reporter: tonight as millions of americans worry about the government taking away their guns, this man, alex jones, is pushing a lot of buttons. >> and i'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. we will not relinquish them. do you understand? >> reporter: when alex jones went on cnn's piers morgan to discuss gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre -- >> you're a hatchet man of the new world order. >> reporter: he created a sensation. this video went massively viral. >> you think you're a tough guy? have me back with a boxing ring in here. >> reporter: who is alex jones? >> we've got abc nightly news/"nightline" here. >> reporter: jones agreed to let us into his world for a day. >> we're just soldiers looking to cross each other on the picket line here. america has been captured. america has been robbed. we are now being looted like a t
. that is what i can see you doing. >> dan is the owner encouraging students to explore by teching it. >> i'd rather this lasts 10 years and reaches 20,000 kids. than if the only interaction is to see it far away. >> the gray whale washed up in august, 2011. marine services they allowed the sun to have the way with the mammals. >> we went down it was skin and bones. like putting a carpet. there is just... >> he soaked vet brai in water with 26 ribs and a skull. the blow hole. few realize flippers have bones, too. >> this is interesting. ... som. this is awesome. >> this is not that bad. a heavy bone is the skull. >> i thought it would be heavier and harder to pick up. i thought it&vaaín would be lie kind of like, i don't know. more fragile. >> these guys just filter shrimps out of the water. >> he believes this kind of interaction gets students to become more curious about their world. >> as far as i know we're the only people crazy enough to pack up a whale in a truck and let kids feel it. >> next stop... lincoln high. >> what a cool experience. >> that is awesome. >> yes. >> yes. >> gue
robert langdon in the movie of "the da vinci code." and today, the author of "the da vinci code," dan brown, announced a new novel with a puzzle on his website. each clue revealing itself with a tweet from a fan. the title "inferno," as in dante's "inferno" with its nine circles of hell. the book will come out in may. >>> and how about the new york skyline, in transition tonight. and take a look at this. sending a signal to the world, from the site of the world trade center. today, that is the spire that will sit atop the new skyscraper there. two cranes carefully installing the 70-ton base today. and when all 408 feet of the spire are in place, one world trade center will stand 1,776 feet tall, for independence day 1776, making it the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere. >>> and if you see something out there that starts you talking, tweet it to me, @dianesawyer, for our "instant index." >>> and coming up here, your health. ♪ a horse is a horse ♪ of course of course >> did you know mr. ed might replace your doctor? and what if babe is protection from the flu? why they're
apparently never existed. abc's dan harris explains the incredible tale of fame and deception. >> reporter: it was one of the most dramatic and emotional stories in recent sports history. manti te'o, the star linebacker for notre dame, enduring the death of both his grandmother and then his girlfriend within just six hours. >> you take the love of my life. last thing she said to me was, "i love you." >> reporter: te'o then went on to lead his team to a series of epic victories. propelled by his success and his story, he was a finalist for the heisman trophy. all along, he spoke freely about his twin tragedy. >> older brother called me and he was just crying and crying and crying and that's when i kind of knew, but i was still in denial. >> reporter: but tonight, word that that girlfriend, lennay kekua, never existed at all. the story, first reported on the sports news website deadspin, says she was a hoax, and the picture we all saw was of another woman who is very much alive and says she doesn't know te'o at all. late today, notre dame released a statement that coaches were informed by te
. dan, carolyn, back to you. have a great weekend. >> you, too. >> heavenly mountain resort opening a giant half pipe. 450 long despite the dementions it's designed for all levels of experience. it's inside one of the three-terrain parks opening at noon. the only one right now on the south shore. >> we're going to duct tape skies to spencer's feet. >> i'd like to see that. >> yes. so that will be get meeg there. >> cold weather, not a fan and the snow. sunny, mild conditions around the bay area. this is our third straight spare the air day. it's a beautiful day. here is a live view looking down on to the bay. clear skies, you can see evidence of haze out there over the pay. in this case there is a build up of particulate matter. it's going to be gorgeous. let's take a look at live doppler 7 hd. cloud free skies and current temperature readings in the 60s in virtually every location except novato going against the trend. it's 63 here in san francisco. we do have rough surf coming our way. nourj a row. mild afternoon throughout the weekend and into next week. tonight will be chilly ag
is up next. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. from all of us here, thanks for watching. > th >>> this is "world news." tonight, coming clean? lance armstrong says i'm sorry, after more than a decade of denials. has the tour de france champion begun an apology tour? >>> time for action. what the president is planning to do about gun violence. >>> real money. we show one family how they're paying $1,000 too much on their cell phone bill. they get back real money and you can, too. >> holy mamma jamma. >>> and homecoming. big news today from our very own robin roberts. >> i'm coming home. >>> good evening to you on this monday. and as we come on the air, a powerful greek drama is playing out in america. a former champion, lance
.for another night in the 30's and below. it is cold. good evening i'm dan. >> i'm carolyn. it's becoming all too familiar pattern with freezing and photojournalist warnings in effect again tonight. >> spencer is here with the latest from the weather center. >> leif doppler 7 hd absence of clouds so clear night but soon another cold one. we have freezing warnings in effect for virtually the entire north bay. east bay interior valley and the santa clare valley and temperatures will drop into the mid 20's in the coldest location freeze warning in effect from 2 to 9 am. also have a frost advisory in effect for the area there in the lighter pailer color around the bayshore line and 2:00 a.m. to "newsnight"am low pressure there in the low to mid 30's. obviously one of the coldest tonight's of the season so far. close-up lack how cold it is where you are in just a few minutes. >> thanks very much. >> california deep freeze mru mruning citrus dwrors into pap ick. also putting a strain on local supermarkets and their customers. we are live if san francisco with the story tonight. >>reporter:
warning from the chp. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm careo lynn johnson. tonight we're asking police and city leaders in oakland about a violent weekend oo. 15 shootings since just friday this, map shows you where they occurred at nine locations. four people were killed on friday alone. abc 7 news is live now with how officials there plan to crack down on this out of control level of crime. nick? >> absolutely. and dan, good afternoon. today, oakland city leaders where one of the youngest victims of gun violence lost his life. today, a council member is calling for a state of emergency but the chief says we're already in one. >> there is not two, three people. there is multiple people. >> according to oakland police chief, two groups are responsible for 90% of the violence plaguing stit over six months. >> we're talking about murders. robberies and shootings. >> he says there are tl is evidence tying groups to one shooting over the weekend. since friday, there have been 15 victims of gunfire in oakland. sky 7 hd over east 17th veet and 23rd avenue. police responded and located
america. dan harris is joining us live now from new york to tell us what is coming up. >> hi, carolyn, good morning to you. coming up on gma this morning the inauguration has begun." the official ceremonies are tomorrow but the private ceremonies are happening today and a big celebration, they will be huge. popular celebrities have been showing up to perform in the nation's capitol. we are coming from the pomp to the politics. george stephanopoulos will be joining us as well. new accounts from the hostages that escaped the dramatic and violent siege in north africa. we are learning about the american victims and the survivors, some of whom were tied up with explosive around their neck, had hid and made it away from their attackers. and new details overnight that could complicate the investigation into potential fires on board boeing's newest passenger jet, the dreamliner. and bubble trouble. a cinderella are gartner suspended from school threatening to shoot another kid with this, a hello kitty bubble gun. the whole thing is did the school go too far? and as always on sunday's, fixati
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the shult down a new 7-11 store tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> that is our report. i'm dan ashley. >> from all of us here at abc 7 news, thanks for joining us. >> go, niners. >> see you at 9:00 and 11:00. this is "jeopardy!" today's contestants are... a fund administration manager from everett, massachusetts... ...a technical project manager ew york, new york... ...and our returning champion, a strategic analyst for nasa from hunstville, alabama... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thanks, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome aboard. kristin's total of close to $18,000 would be a lot higher if we hadn't had some killer final jeopardy!s last week. i hope this week turns out to be a little different for her and helengers, tim and scott. welcome aboard, gentlemen. good luck to all three of you. here comes the jeopardy! round. there's one daily double on the board in oner chalese categories. and finally, you're gonna love this one... [ laughter ] alex: kristin, start us. let's start with buddy, guy for $200. kristin. what is bro? bro is right. bud
's and below. it is cold. good evening i'm dan. >> i'm carolyn. it's becoming all too familiar pattern with freezing and photojournalist warnings in effect again tonight. >> spencer is here with the latest from the weather center. >> leif doppler 7 hd absence of clouds so clear night but soon another cold one. we have freezing warnings in effect for virtually the entire north bay. east bay interior valley and the santa clare valley and temperatures will drop into the mid 20's in the coldest location freeze warning in effect from 2 to 9 am. also have a frost advisory in effect for the area there in the lighter pailer color around the bayshore line and 2:00 a.m. to "newsnight"am low pressure there in the low to mid 30's. obviously one of the coldest tonight's of the season so far. close-up lack how cold it is where you are in just a few minutes. >> thanks very much. >> california deep freeze mru mruning citrus dwrors into pap ick. also putting a strain on local supermarkets and their customers. we are live if san francisco with the story tonight. >>reporter: another night of
, photos and things they like. >>> a lot of people like dan brown. and now, the author of "the da vinci code" and "angels and demons" has fans, book stores and hollywood buzzing. his new book is called "inferno" will be out in may. there's plenty of money to be made on brown's books. they've sold more than 200 million copies. movie adaptations starring tom hanks has grossed more than $1.2 billion. >> can't wait for that to come out. >> should be good. >>> when we come back, a big, new question about lance armstrong's future, now that we know he was pedaling lies. >>> and then, field of dogs. the soccer match that got some four-legged interference. [ stefan ] with a cold or flu, nighttime nasal congestion can be the worst part. my medicine alone doesn't always give me all the congestion relief i need to sleep. [ female announcer ] adding breathe right nasal strips can make all the difference. it's proven to instantly relieve cold or flu nasal congestion. [ stefan ] and because it's drug free, it's safe to use with any medicine to relieve my nighttime stuffy nose. so i can breathe better
temperatures are rising in the accu-weather forecast. >> good evening, i'm dan ashry. >> and the search is on tonight for a man who tried to kidnap a toddler. >> new here on abc 7 news at 5:00 we spoke with the child's mother. it happened in east san jose. a man walked up to the mother and try td take her bill lirl. -- little girl what. mother has to say about this attempted kidnapping. >> the mom just left the police department headquarters here about an hour ago. she was here all afternoon working with a sketch artist this, is what they came up w the mother says this is the face of the man who walked up to her east san jose front yard yet evening, chatted just a moment then tried to take her 3-year-old daughter. the mom man wrathed to get her back, and he is a stranger and ran away down the street. this little girl's mother called what happened crazy. >> my daughters and i were playing out side. the guy was walking by and he started to talk about my, how pretty my daughters were and nationality and all that. and he knelt down to talk to my 3-year-old and just picked her up by her ankl
and only in san francisco, a battle over the right to bare all. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> the group is trying to get the federal court to overturn the ban on public nudity, scheduled to take affect next month. the city wants the case tossed. abc news joins us live from the federal court house with the story. carolyn? >> well, it began with supervisor scott weiner who says his constituents complained two years about a group of naked guys hanging out in the castro neighborhood. he convinced colleagues on the board to enact this ban, taking affect february 1 unless today's legal challenge is successful. anyone who visits the federal building knows it's almost always cold and windy. this time, they're stripping down to protest the stripping away of what they consider a civil liberty. this is like asking a gay person 20, 30 years ago. why is it important to you to be gay? >> george davis is a plaintiff in this lawsuit, asking a judge to step n last month, san francisco supervisors passed a measure prohibiting most displays of public nudity. the attorney says it's a violation of free spee
at safe washington way in rock ridge where they are stocking up, right. >> that's right dan. safeway said today it's chipping 200,000 more doses of the flu vaccine to its pharmacy to meat that rising demand. but it's not the only pro active one. schools. hospitals even churches are taking precaution precautions. at the cathedral of christ the flight oakland parishioners took commune on from the same chalice at the height of flu season. the diocese of oakland and san francisco say priest have the option of not giving commune i don't know to stop the spread of the flu. >> at the beginning of mass he said it was okay if we decided abstain from taking the wine at mass. it wasn't a sin. wasn't anything to worry about. >>reporter: cdc say 47 states are experiencing wide spread flu activity. but california is one of the least active states. still the level of awareness is on the rise here. >> for my job and so i was hand sanitizing all day long. >>reporter: fremont people rushed to get flu shots at washington hospital where clinic held today and tomorrow to meet demand. >> in fact i was
up, right. >> that's right dan. safeway said today it's chipping 200,000 more doses of the flu vaccine to its pharmacy to meat that rising demand. but it's not the only pro active one. schools. hospitals even churches are taking precaution precautions. at the cathedral of christ the flight oakland parishioners took commune on from the same chalice at the height of flu season. the diocese of oakland and san francisco say priest have the option of not giving commune i don't know to stop the spread of the flu. >> at the beginning of mass he said it was okay if we decided abstain from taking the wine at mass. it wasn't a sin. wasn't anything to worry about. >>reporter: cdc say 47 states are experiencing wide spread flu activity. but california is one of the least active states. still the level of awareness is on the rise here. >> for my job and so i was hand sanitizing all day long. >>reporter: fremont people rushed to get flu shots at washington hospital where clinic held today and tomorrow to meet demand. >> in fact i was just at walgreen's other day and big lane for tha
and humiliating charade made possible by the digital age. abc's dan harris has more on the latest discrepancies. between it is dream and reality. >> fascinating story. there are some reports that the girl who apparently so enraptured manti te'o was not a girl at all, but a young man. there are a lot of open questions about this case. but what we do know, romantic deception in the age of the internet is rampant. you fell in love with a glond named abbey, but it was really this girl. >> pretty much all of it was, you know, me. just not me. >> reporter: a muscle man named scorpio turned out to be this guy. >> i'm not sure what i was thinking. >> and the chiselled jaw of jamieson king grabbed the heart of a girl named sunny. we'll show you how that turned out in a moment. with so many of living and loving on the internet, a sea of the unverifiable, there's infinite room for deception. it's called being a catfish. the word comes from a 2010 documentary about neff shulman, a photographer from new york city who for months thought he found the love of his online. until he learned megan was actually ang
causing major waves. abc's dan harris has been covering scientology for years. he's here, now, with the sorry. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning. scientology is fighting back against the book by lawrence wright, about the inner workings of the faith and some of its famous members. >> when you're a scientologist, you see life but you see things the way they are. >> reporter: from celebrity members like tom cruise, to the legions of worker bees behind the scene, lawrence wright's new book "going clear" is a sweeping look at scientology. >> life after death is life after death. >> reporter: the book traces the faith from its founding by l. ron hubbard, to its current leader, david miscavige. >> i've never met a more compassionate being. we're lucky to have you. thank you. >> reporter: some high-ranking church officials have accused miscavige of being abusive. debbie cook once ran the mecca in florida. >> i witnessed mr. miscavige physically punching. >> reporter: she testified that she saw miscavige punch a scientology executive. while he never hit her, he did order hi
" legal analyst, dan abrams. nev, let me begin with you. maybe this is a generational thing. i look at the facts. a relationship supposedly going on for several months. they never meet. i say, there's no way this is true. but you believe him. >> yeah. i stand by the guy. my heart goes out to him. i feel like he's dealing with more emotionally than anyone's giving him credit for. he had his heart broken. his girlfriend died. he's grieving, a girl whether she existed or not, those are real feelings. >> your brother says he was the victim of a hoax like this. what have been you able to discover in this story? >> my brother's been pretty deep in it with his co-host, max joseph. and they uncovered a few other people that were duped by the fake lennay character. sort of like my brother's story, it's bigger than just manti. there were a lot of other people she was corresponding with, before and maybe even during her relationship. >> you went and looked at the interviews, how do you think it was able to go on so long without being uncovered? >> when you want something bad enough, in his cas
mother is a nurse in the burn unit. >>> now here's dan harris to tell us what is coming up at seven on "good morning america." >> good morning. coming up on gma an exclusive this morning. we have the first big interview with manti te'o about the dead girlfriend hoax. what is takeio saying now. and lance armstrong getting emotional in his latest installment of the oprah interview. and tyler hamilton is going to be with us live. does he think lance is still lying? and news on justin bieber. he survived change his iconic her-do. this is a picture of his leg. he's creating something of a fashion sensation. we will tell you coming up on gma. >> coming up next right here, we are behind the rest of the country, but now the flu has come to california. how you can prevent your kids from being part of the national epidemic. and a gorgeous, live look outside from our roof cam at the embarcadero, the ferry building, the bay bridge as the sun starts to rise this morning. excuse me, the ferry building is lit up for the 49ers' big game tomorrow. chilly out there now but it will be a >> we are comi
governor dan malloy in connecticut. >> in the midst of one of the worst days in our history, we also saw the best of our state, teachers and a therapist that sacrificed their lives protecting students. and when it comes to preventing future acts of violence in our schools, let me say this, more guns are not the answer. >> peggy noonan, newtown happened one month ago tomorrow. we're going to see and hear from vice president biden on tuesday. but we've been talking about this the last few weeks on the program. every time i talk to a group of senators, it does seem that there is not a lot of sharing of the president's sense of urgency on this issue. >> on capitol hill, you mean? well, look, guns are a very tough topic in america. i do think that if the vice president comes forward with some -- with his report on tuesday that looks at the whole violence problem in a way that includes guns and extended magazines and such, but also how we deal with the mentally ill in america and what to do if you have a 17-year-old kid who appears to be unstable, unviolent, there's a cultural angle to this, a
with former church officials, and some of its famous members were also interviewed. here's abc's dan harris. >> you see things the way they are. >> reporter: from celebrity members like tom cruise, to the legions of unknown uniformed worker bees behind the scenes, the book "going clear" is a sweeping look at scientology. >> life after death is life after death. >> reporter: the book traces the faith of its founding ron l. hubbard to its current leader, david miscavige. >> i've never met a more competent, a more intelligent, a more tolerant and compassionate being. we are lucky it have you and thank you very much. >> reporter: but some have accused >> reporter: but some have and miscavige of being physically abusive. debbie cook once ran the flag base in clear water, florida. >> i witnessed mr. miscavige physically punching. >> reporter: as part of a now settled court battle with the church, she testified she saw miscavige punch a fellow scientology executive and that while he never hit her, he did order his secretary to do so. you're in a room with her and he tells his secretary to slap you
will answer oprah winfrey's questions honestly and dan candidly. he's expected to offer a limited confession to using performance-enhancing drugs. it's said to be part of his attempt to rehabilitate his image. >>> an elderly man hit the gas instead of the brake pedal. the suv crashed through the wall behind the cash register. the clerk injured but not seriously. >>> here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." >> are you ready for real money? we're going to show you insider tricks. how you can save more than $1,000 on your family's cell phone bill. $1,000. be sure to watch tonight. >>> speaking of $1,000. that is how much that was being offered far halftime, shoot it from half court shot. a hawks fan trying to make it. $1,000 on the line. this actually happened. we have not manipulated the video at all. it's up. and it sticks. >> what? >> listen. >> no way. >> i watched this thing -- i watched it 25 times. it did exactly that. speaking of 1,000, he could do that 1,000 more times and -- he could do it 10,000 more times. >> but did he win the money? >> he won the money. >> yea
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